Chi Alpha is a National Movement on hundreds of Universities across the United States. We get our name from the first greek letters of Christou Apostoloi which translates to Christ’s Ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20).
For more information on our national movement, visit our national
Chi Alpha website (www.chialpha.com)
Romans 12:1 says that we are to “offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- this is true and proper worship”.
Worship is about so much more than singing songs (although we do enjoy singing). It is about sacrificially devoting our lives to the pursuit of God. We want to know him more and fall more in love with him because he is not just an addition to our lives, he is the center of it all. When asked what the greatest commandment was Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” With all we have, we desire to love and glorify God.
Jesus continues, “and the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself”.
We believe everyone in the world is searching for community; a place where they belong. And only true community is found in the family of God. We may not be related by blood, but we are united to each other by our Father. And that’s a stronger bond than any other. As we draw nearer to him, we draw closer to each other.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
It is built into our DNA as followers of Christ to join God on His mission to reconcile the world to himself. This isn’t just a commission for those who will sell everything they have and become career missionaries in a different country, this is a commission for anyone who considers themselves to be followers of Christ. We are a movement that is missional, both at the University of Alabama and all across the world.
Josh & Katie Ellen
Josh is the Campus Director for XA!He got involved in Chi Alpha while he was a student studying psychology at the University of Central Arkansas. After a year in the marketplace, he decided to devote his life to missions which brought him to sweet home Tuscaloosa, Alabama, carrying out the Great Commission on the university campus. Josh loves coffee, flannels, music, and all things outdoors. When he’s not exercising his carpentry skills, or sipping on a pour over with students, you can find him spending time with his wonderful wife, Katie, and his three boys, Jack, Canon, and Silas.
Will graduated from Longwood University with a degree in history secondary-education. Before college he did not know God, but that all changed when he experienced true worship and family in Chi Alpha. Will is probably the most serious coffee drinker you will ever meet, loves to read and study theology, and enjoys cooking. In fact, he would love to cook you dinner sometime, which is great because then you would get to hang out his amazing wife Amanda and beautiful daughters Michele, Hannah, and Faith.
Caleb is originally from Arkansas and grew up hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and playing all kinds of sports. In his junior year of college, Jesus changed his heart and from then on he has pursued knowing Him and making Him known. Caleb is married to the most beautiful woman in the world, Lizzy! They both love Jesus so much and wouldn’t be here without him! Also, they have the most awesome son EVER, Wake Aaro!!!
TJ graduated from the University of Alabama in the Spring of 2019 with a degree in business management. His greatest passion is discipling college students. If you can't find TJ on campus, chances are he's at the gym or doing anything related to baseball.
Hunter was born in Tuscaloosa and was raised right down the road in a small town called West Blocton. He graduated from UA with a degree in Computer Science in 2019 and has been on staff for 1 year. You can typically find Hunter on the disc golf course, watching some baseball with some friends, or grabbing lunch at Hooligans if you want to join him!
Koby & Grace Cormier
Koby and Grace are originally from Atlanta and Houston, respectively, and they met here at UA while serving in Chi Alpha! In Spring of 2020, they got married, graduated, and now serve on Chi Alpha’s staff full-time. Nothing makes Koby’s day like a morning spent reading with a flat white in hand before he leaves for an outdoor adventure, and Grace is thrilled when she gets to create anything fun, from baking to clothes to jewelry, to share with her friends. They love exploring cities, international food, and cooking for their friends, so they’d love to have you over for dinner soon!
Sophia is a Missionary Associate with Chi Alpha at UA. Sophia is originally from Augusta, Georgia and attended the University of Alabama from 2016-2020, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. She was in Chi Alpha all four years of college, even going on overseas missions projects each summer. Sophia loves to take trips with her gals to Birmingham to eat at Big Spoon Creamery and shop at Trader Joe's. In her free time, you can find her reading another C.S. Lewis book, baking with her friends, or playing volleyball on the Quad.